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Legendary American Roots musician Ry Cooder to join The Chieftains in concert, performing selections from their forthcoming CD collaboration San Patricio, at The Granada

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Six-time Grammy Award-winners The Chieftains will be joined in concert by legendary American roots musician Ry Cooder and Mexican Roots band Los Cenzontles on Monday, February 22 at 8 p.m. at The Granada, 1216 State Street, Santa Barbara. Ireland's "inadvertent prophets of the world-music boom" (Rolling Stone), The Chieftains will perform selections from their forthcoming album San Patricio (March 9/Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group), a collaboration with fellow Grammy-winner Ry Cooder.


San Patricio, which also features guest stars Linda Ronstadt, Liam Neeson, Los Tigres del Norte, and many other celebrated Mexican, American and Irish musicians and singers, is one of The Chieftains' most unique projects ever. An unprecedented blend of the musical heritage of Ireland and Mexico, San Patricio brings to life the story of the San Patricio Battalion, Irish-Americans who deserted the U.S. Army to join the Mexican side in the Mexican-American War. The New Yorker recently listed San Patricio among the most eagerly awaited albums of 2010.



Tickets to The Chieftains with Ry Cooder and Los Cenzontles are available now. Tickets are $55, $45, and $35 for the general public and $19 for UCSB students. The  concert is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures and sponsored by Santa Barbara Hotel Group/Best Western Pepper Tree Inn, KCBX FM Public Radio, and Buttonwood wines. To purchase tickets or for more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805.893.3535, The Granada at 805.899.2222, or purchase online at




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